There were also a lot of really spiritual moments. To explain the title of this email, President Patrick was using an analogy to help us understand the sacrament. He asked an elder, "If I told you to take upon you the name of Beethoven, what would that mean to you?" Then we all brainstormed ideas like, Well, I'd have to learn his music. I'd study him. I'd have to start composing. I'd probably lose my ears because he was deaf. etc. Then President Patrick said, "Okay, well what if you don't play the harpsichord or the piano? What if you play, like, the tuba?" and without missing a beat, an elder in the back called, "You need to repent!"
But the concept is there. When we are baptized, we covenant to take Christ's name upon us. That means we need to study Him. We need to learn His ways of doing things. We need to be like Him . We need to love Him. Think about that next time you take the sacrament.
I love you all! Happy late Valentine's Day! Have a great week! :)